Betty Mahmoody Message Board

Dolly posts on 12/13/2010 7:38:35 AM Hi Betty I recently read your book 'Not without my daughter'. All I can say that there was so much pain, it made me cry. A child maturing at such tender age, a mother who held very true to her words and promises to her daughter, your struggle and freedom is beyond words. Words are short to applaud your courage, your family who constantly supported you, and none-the-less little Mahtob. God bless you all and may none face such turmoil in life.
Nilima Remulkar posts on 12/10/2010 7:14:48 AM I am a big fan of yours. I have read and re-read ur book many times. Can fully understand what u went through back then. U r a source of inspiration to the womankind. My warmest wishes for you and Mahtob.
maria asuncion salas dual posts on 12/2/2010 10:13:33 AM hello Nathly , i have look for you at fecebook but i have not been able to found you,please my is susi salas dual,waiting to heare from you soom , thank you

maria asuncion salas dual posts on 12/1/2010 9:28:26 PM hello betty ,my children weare abdacted by the father to algeria after i ask for divorce for violence. now i am in algeria hoping to get then by law, but now 8 month have no result,as i am all by my self,i can not be without my children.please can you help me.
Yolanda Palmer posts on 10/6/2010 1:21:08 PM Hi Betty , We spoke on the phone over 20 yrs ago and I am a mother of a son who was kidnapped from me while in Nigeria. My question to you can you give me advise about getting my story published or how to find a agent? I really do want to thank you for so many years ago and the conversation we had. I have a very compelling story
notwithoutmydaughterS posts on 9/15/2010 5:36:15 PM Betty,you helped me get out of Iran,you trully saved my daughters. I lived there for two years,my husband changed and hasn't been the one I married ever since.While there,he always threatened me and I played his game until I was able to get out of the country. Now he realised what I've done and complains that I've abducted his kids.Which is not true,he can see them anytime but not in Iran.With Betty's story in my mind I lived while I was there,never forgetting that it could be me running away like that.No woman should live in a place where is has no rights,where her child can be taken away from her or where she can grow up thinking these things are normal. Iran is not a place for my daughters,no matter how nice people are. They are human beings,not chicken brains how some people call women over there and deserves the right to live in a free country as a free person. If I'll ever divorce my husband,I'm pretty sure I'll have to go in hiding,I'm not taking any chances,I remember every threat.
linda ferrill posts on 7/25/2010 10:38:32 AM beverly quinn, im wondering if everything worked out with you and your daughter, i could tell you how we got my sister out of saudi arabia,if you daughter isnt out maybe it could help
My School posts on 7/22/2010 11:29:11 PM So we have been studying Not without My daughter in class and i was just wondering... how do u write an interview that includes quotes from the novel, film and documentary. Please help me!!!
marlyn harris posts on 7/18/2010 7:26:46 AM My daughter and 4 young children cannot leave Israel. Civil Court - Family Court judge stated:"the Shaish children should relocate to family in America as they have been damaged in Body and Soul" My daughter has a divorce from the Religious court-there was so much abuse that I cannot write about it. Since Family Court made the dicision, the father went to Religious court to put the children on a list that they cannot exit Israel......children see father once a week in a government office with upsets them so much to see him after he was so bad to them....what else can we do? I wrote to political people who answered all they do for US but nothing about this terrible problem. Please offer some help in suggestions for us, thank you, Marlyn Harris, Phila PA
Erin posts on 6/14/2010 5:27:17 PM What people who question Mahmoody's story have to remember, is that over 20 years ago when this story took place, all of this was well documented with Mahmoody's passport stamped in Turkey, cables to and from the state department, and even her bus ticket from Turkey. I even think copies of her passport were made available to the press. The problem is, what is she supposed to do, prove her story year after for the benefit of new readers?
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